Tournament time reaches fever pitch for fall sports teams

Monday, October 2, 2017

This week is a busy one for tournament play for Putnam County teams, with pairings being made in two other sports for tourney action starting later this month.

Here is a look at each sport:


South Putnam (14-3) will play Crawfordsville (7-11) at 4:45 p.m. today in the Crawfordsville Regional, while the other semifinal match will be between Fountain Central (10-10) and Terre Haute North (19-3).

The Eagles won their first-ever tennis sectional last week at Northview, while Crawfordsville claimed its 30th in boys’ tennis.

Greencastle’s Sean Ramey, who has lost only one match this season, will meet Alex Thurston from Benton Central today at Crawfordsville in the individual singles tournament for players who did not lose in the sectional but whose teams were eliminated.


No. 6-ranked Greencastle met South Vermillion late Monday night in first-round boys’ sectional action at Sullivan, while North Putnam lost 6-0 to the host Patriots in the late match on Monday of the Bethesda Christian Sectional.

Today, North Putnam’s girls open the Southmont Sectional at 5 p.m. against South Vermillion, followed by Greencastle against Monrovia at 7 p.m.

The winners will play in the semifinals on Thursday.


Crossover matches in the Western Indiana Conference will take place on Thursday night.

Pairings are:

First place – Indian Creek at Northview

Third place – Brown County at Sullivan

Fifth place – Owen Valley at West Vigo

Seventh place – Cloverdale at Greencastle

Ninth place – Edgewood at South Putnam

Eleventh place – Cascade at North Putnam

Pairings were drawn on Monday night for the sectional tournament, which begins on Oct. 10.

The schedule for Putnam County teams is:

Class 3A

At North Montgomery

Oct. 10 – North Montgomery vs. Lebanon, 6 p.m.; Southmont vs. Benton Central, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 – Tuesday’s winners, 6 p.m.; Greencastle vs. Crawfordsville, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 14 – Thursday’s winners in championship, 5 p.m.

Class 2A

At Monrovia

Oct. 10 – Covenant Christian vs. Western Boone, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 — South Putnam vs. Cascade, 6 p.m.; North Putnam vs. Cloverdale, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 14 – Covenant Christian-Western Boone winner vs. Monrovia, 11 a.m.; South Putnam-Cascade winner vs. North Putnam-Cloverdale winner, 12:30 p.m.; semifinal winners in championship, 7 p.m.


Putnam County teams drew some of the opposing teams with the best records in the field for the sectional tournament, which begins on Oct. 20.

The first-round sectional pairings for Putnam County teams are:

Class 3A

West Vigo [4-3] at Sullivan [6-1]

Brown County [3-4] at Greencastle [4-3]

Monrovia [3-4] at Tri-West [2-5]

Danville [7-0] at South Vermillion [5-2]

Class 2A

Cascade [3-4] at Western Boone [6-1]

Tipton [7-0] at North Putnam [3-4]

Cloverdale [3-4] at Speedway [2-4]

Park Tudor [2-4] at Indianapolis Washington [0-7]

Class A

Indianapolis Arlington [5-2] bye

Indianapolis Tindley [4-3] at Indianapolis Shortridge [4-2]

Indianapolis Howe [0-7] at Indiana Deaf [3-4]

Covenant Christian [6-1] at South Putnam [1-6]

Cross country

Putnam County’s four teams will run in the South Putnam Sectional at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Other competing teams will be Avon, Bethesda Christian, Brownsburg, Cascade, Danville, Plainfield and Tri-West.

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